“Happiness in Christ!”

“The happiness promised us in Christ does not consist in outward advantages, such as leading a joyous and peaceful life, having rich possessions, being safe from all harm, and abounding with delights such as the flesh commonly longs after. No, our happiness belongs to the heavenly life!” By John Calvin

“Draw Near to Christ!”

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.” (James 4:8) So then, if you would draw near to Christ, “. . . cleave to Christ more closely, love Him more heartily, live to Him more thoroughly, copy Him more exactly, confess Him more boldly, and follow Him more fully!”  By J. C. Ryle, www.gracegems.org.

“God’s Golden Promises”

“Satan promises the best, but pays with the worst! He promises honor and pays with disgrace. He promises pleasure and pays with pain. He promises profit and pays with loss. He promises life and pays with death. But God pays as He promises and all His payments are made in pure gold!”  By Thomas Brooks, www.gracegems.org.